Israel will host the world’s largest vegan festival, today, October 13 at Park Leumi in Ramat Gan from noon to 11pm. 15,000 ticket-holders are expected at Vegan Fest, which will feature 100 food stalls, top musicians, celebrity guests and a full roster of speakers including Prof. Richard Schwartz, president of the Jewish Vegetarians of North America. There will be delicious food, but also kids activities galore and yoga and pilates classes all day.
Via an article on Israeli21c.org by Abigail Klein Leichman and according to the latest statistics, Israel has the largest percentage of vegans per capita in the world – nearly four percent of the population, or about 300,000 — in addition to about 560,000 vegetarians.
Omri Paz, founder of VeganFriendly, organized Israel’s first Festival for Animals and meat-free Independence Day barbecue last year which drew 10,000 people. With an Israeli Supermodels dairy expose and Big Brother megastar preaching veganism to the masses, plus a food chain labeling 5k products, plus home to the best produce in the world and most open minded LGBT progressive politics – Israel’s vegan stars at 4++ making this a country on many vegans radars for travel and relocation.
Here are some pix from last years fest;
We are only bummed because we wish we could be there! Kol kavod, Yisroel!